Graduating Senior Believes Art is Power

Corcoran High School graduating senior Lennard Streat dreams of using his artistic talent to give back to the community. The 17-year-old is willing to donate the time and material to paint a mural in the South Side of Syracuse as a form a neighborhood revitalization. “Art is something people take lightly, but it impacts them in a big way,” Streat ... Read More »

Say Yes Top 10

1 Say Yes to Education is a national, non-profit foundation committed to increasing high school and college graduation rates for urban youth. Read More »

Leading the Way to Engineering

A new grant-funded program at Corcoran High School aims to inspire students to pursue engineering careers. Project Lead the Way is a math and science college preparatory program featuring two courses that introduce high school students to the field of engineering. Students in the program are also eligible to earn up to three college credits. Read More »

Value of a Dollar

Admirers say Seth Dollar’s music is on the money, despite his youth Seth Dollar has a dream. The 16-year-old Syracuse-based rapper wants to become an established artist and reach the success level of rappers like Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent. Dollar, or Seth Colton as he is known to his friends and family, became interested in rapping after he first ... Read More »

'Salt-N-Pepa' Spice up Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference

Syracuse high school girls went wild over the surprise appearance of hip-hop sensations Sandy “Pepa” Denton and Cheryl “Salt” James, better known as Salt-N-Pepa, during the Sixth annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Youth Conference held Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27. Read More »

Chess Puts the Pieces in Place for South Side Students

The fifth-grader studied the chess board, barely glancing up when a group of his classmates loudly entered the room. With his brow furrowed in concentration, Dave Ahyee strategically advanced his queen, seizing his opponent’s pawn. “I like to think a lot,” said the 10-year-old member of Southside Charter Academy’s chess club. “It’s a thinking game.” Read More »

Say Yes Leadership Summit

Students from various Syracuse University organizations participated in a Leadership Summit Saturday, Feb. 20, in SU’s Life Science Complex. Read More »

A Valentine's Day Message

The Rev. Thomas W. Jay Sr., and his wife Earnestine –- respectfully known as “Lady Jay” –- happily prepared the Youth Valentine’s Christian Ball for the children of their South Side community church for the first time during this month’s special holiday. Read More »

The Recipe to Winning a Science Fair

At the beginning of the school year if someone would have told Mahogany Anderson that she would win the National Society of Black Engineers Regional Science Fair she would have laughed. But on Nov. 15, 2009 she won, and this month she will travel to Canada to compete at the next level. Read More »